Author Archives: Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford

About Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford is the editor of BLADE.

Delavans and Plaza win Industry Achievement Award.

Industry Achievement: Delavans & Plaza

To understand why the Delavan Family and Plaza Cutlery won the BLADE Magazine 2016 Industry Achievement Award at this year’s BLADE Show, join us in a trip down memory lane. . It was over 42 years ago that Del and Lois Delavan, along with their son Dan, fresh out of the Army, opened Plaza...

Final Rule on ivory.

Ivory: Brady Deciphers Final Rule

In case you missed it, this past June 6 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its final rule concerning the Special Rule on African Elephants. The final rule will go into effect on July 6—just a little over two weeks from now. As stated in the USFWS press release accompanying the rule’s publication,...


Bushcraft Knives Highlight New BLADE

Bushcraft is the art of surviving in the wild with the tools and materials you have at hand and/or can scrounge on the spot, and few if any of those tools are more important than man’s oldest—the knife. In his story in the latest issue of BLADE®—on newsstands NOW—author, knifemaker, knife designer and bushcraft...

BLADE U. and Joe Keeslar.

35th BLADE Show Enjoys Record Crowds

Record crowds, unbelievable knives, the world’s best makers, the BLADE Magazine 2016 Knife-Of-The-Year Awards and so much more highlighted the 35th BLADE Show June 3-5 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Featuring almost 1,000 exhibitors covering all segments of the cutlery industry from over 20 countries in the world’s largest knife show, the...

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The Whole World Will Be Cutting

The whole world will be cutting at the 35th Annual BLADE Show. Question is, will you be among them? June 3-5 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, the BLADE Show is the event knife enthusiasts point to year round, with many saving their knife “fun” money just for this one show where custom...

New BLADE Show BLADE on newsstands today!

BLADE Show Preview in New BLADE

The knives, knifemakers, events within the event, the people, awards—these and much more are the focus of the BLADE Show preview in the latest BLADE® Magazine, on newsstands today. Boasting a cover knife made circa 1965 by BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Bill Moran that will go to the highest bidder in the ABS...

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BLADE® Best Of Show Tribute

One of the many reasons the BLADE Show is the world’s most important knife event is the BLADE Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards recognizing the factory industry’s top knives. This year the awards will have a new wrinkle when the Best Of Show custom knife winner is recognized as well during the BLADE Magazine Awards Reception...